Threshing Bee, Choteau
Located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Choteau is the County seat of Teton County and boasts a rich agricultural history. Along with its natural assets and stunning mountain views, Choteau offers remarkable recreational opportunities, famous prehistoric sites, and friendly, authentic hospitality. On the path between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Choteau is the perfect place for a layover. Whether enjoying the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Independence Day Rodeo, the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, or catching a movie at the iconic Roxy Theatre, Choteau has something for everyone.
Choteau has worked hard in recent years to improve economic opportunities in the area. This has included the formation of the Choteau Area Port Authority, creating the Visit Choteau website, and preparing a MEDA Community Review.
In October 2018, the Rural Partners Team, including Lt. Governor Cooney and Main Street Montana-Rural Partners Chair, Lance Trebesch (CEO Ticketprinting.com + Eventgroove), along with Zach Coccoli (MT Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Development & Marketing Bureau), Sean Becker (Business Assistance Bureau Chief, Office of Tourism and Business Development, Montana Department of Commerce), Pat Wise (MDT Deputy Director), Doug Wilmot (MDT District Administrator) and Elisa Fiaschetti (Rural Community Development Manager, Governor’s Office of Economic Development) met with stakeholders from Choteau to discuss the community’s accomplishments and successes, as well as their challenges and roadblocks and identify ways the state could help with their goals.